The Verizon IndyCar Series announced on Saturday that they will introduce a new engine formula from the 2021 season onwards with more powerful twin turbocharged 2.4 liter engines which will produce at least an extra 100 horse power compared with the current 2.2 liter unit.
The new regulations have been created to provide stability within the series and will be in place until at the 2026 season.
IndyCar’s president of competition and operations, Jay Frye said:
Our drivers have been asking for more horsepower and thanks to the hard work of Chevrolet, Honda and the INDYCAR engine group, they’re going to get it.
Jim Campbell, US Vice President of performance vehicles and motorsports with General Motorsports commented by saying:
“The 2.4-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine formula that will be introduced for the 2021 season will continue to showcase relevant technologies that we incorporate in our production engines. “The opportunity to transfer learnings in performance, reliability and efficiency between the racetrack and the showroom is very important to Chevrolet.”
President of Honda Performance Development, Art St Cyr commented by saying:
The new INDYCAR engine formula should be exciting for the fans and an interesting technical challenge for Honda Performance Development. “While the overall architecture remains similar to the current engine, the increased displacement will bring many changes, including a notable increase in power that should please all fans of the sport. In addition, it provides our designers and engineers with an opportunity for significant development, which is a challenge we welcome at Honda.
Jay Frye said IndyCar have held talks with other manufacturers saying:
We’ve talked with a lot of key executives and asked for their opinions, and they’ve all said this is a very relevant platform to what they’re doing. “No announcements of additional manufacturers are imminent, but it feels like we’re on a good path.